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Solar sector joins process for international RBC Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable Energy | 27-07-2021

The solar sector has joined the process for the development of an international RBC Agreement for the Renewable Energy Sector. Holland Solar and Vereniging Eigen Huis are now official participants. Previously, the initiative primarily consisted of actors active in the wind energy industry.

Heineken takes access to remedy seriously

Agreement for the Food Products Sector | 12-07-2021

The international RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector had an interview with Heineken’s Benjamin Gatland, Director Social Sustainability and Diane Zivkovic, Director Global Business Conduct, to discuss their approach to access to remedy and their grievance mechanism. This mechanism is critical to enforce Heineken’s Code of Business Conduct.

New common framework leads the way to responsible purchasing practices in garments and textile sector

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 30-06-2021

A group of multi-stakeholder initiatives, including the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, has drafted a common framework for responsible purchasing practices. These are essential to achieve improvements in working conditions in supply chains in the garments and textile sector.

Dutch Agreement for sustainable Garments and Textile, German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Fair Wear Foundation join hands on access to remedy

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 22-06-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) and the Fair Wear Foundation join hands in improving access to remedy for workers in a number of garment factories in India and Vietnam. This means that participating brands will make it easier for workers in garment factories to file their complaints.

Sustainable Garments and Textile Agreement achieves results in responsible business conduct during corona pandemic

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 21-06-2021

The annual report of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile shows that visible steps forward have been taken, despite the corona pandemic. For example, the percentage of participating companies that meet the Agreement’s requirements rose from 63 to 80 percent.

Agreement parties stand up for children's rights in Turkey

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 17-06-2021

Under the Dutch Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile, UNICEF started a collective project with clothing companies America Today, Company Fits and Zeeman to protect the rights of children in their Turkish supply chains.

Support from AGT brands for establishing a minimum wage for textile workers in Tamil Nadu

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 14-06-2021

The Agreement on Sustainable Garments & Textile and most of its affiliated companies that produce in Tamil Nadu have sent a joint letter to a new Minimum Wages Committee in India. They welcome the establishment of this committee for the textile industry by the government of Tamil Nadu.

Working conditions at Chinese dye houses made safer and healthier

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 10-06-2021

Headed by Arcadis, six participating brands of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile have finished a 2.5 year clothing dye house improvement program in China. The goal of the program was making the dye houses a safer and healthier place to work. By bringing the brands closer to their supply chain, they understand better what challenges the dye houses are facing and how they can collaboratively overcome these challenges.

Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile makes assessment companies more transparent

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 25-05-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has expanded its assessment framework with a practical explanation of each assessment criterion. It clarifies what is expected of participating garments and textile companies in the field of international responsible business conduct. The framework describes how the annual assessment of companies is conducted.

Smart-M signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

Agreement for the Metals Sector | 17-05-2021

Smart-M, producer of semi-finished products in the metal sector, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing this agreement, Smart-M commits to taking responsibility for all aspects in its supply chain.